Thursday, September 4, 2014


Well September typically marks the beginning of another school year.  This will technically be our second year of homeschool as we continue to feel like at least for the time being that this is the best fit for our kids.  I'm thrilled to get to keep them at home and spend more time with them!  After our first year of school last year, I decided to switch things up a bit this year and felt like year round school would be a better fit for them so we actually started school back at the beginning of July and are on a 4 week break right now.  We will continue back at it in October and keep going with the 2 months on and 1 month off trend for the year.

Malachi has moved up to K4 this year.  This is a great program for him and he is learning a lot! In the first two months he's learned to write almost all of his letters and is learning how to sound out words.  He's right on the brink of learning to read and that is pretty exciting for all of us. It isn't surprising coming from him and the obsession he has had with letters since he was 15 months!  

Eli is in Preschool 3 this year.  He's still not super interested in school until Malachi starts working at it so I think the simple program for him is perfect for where he is at this year.

And then there is the Princess.  Anything her brothers do she must also do, so it made sense to have her do the preschool 2 curriculum that Eli did last year.  It is very basic and simple and perfect to entertain her for a few minutes when I need to ve teaching the others.

Needless to say, I am one busy mama and enjoying the break from school we have right now.  It can prove pretty difficult to keep all these preschoolers busy and have a newborn on the hip but the kids ARE learning and so I guess we're doing something right!